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years behind bars. >>> same sex couples began tieing the knot legally over the weekend up in washington state. >> and there we go, voter legalized it last month and yesterday was the first day marriage ceremonies could be performed. more than 1000 same sex couples have received marriage licenses in counties all across washington. courthouses in some cities even began performing ceremonies at midnight on saturday. washington, maine and maryland became the first states to approve same sex marriage by popular vote. >>> it's up to president obama and house speaker john boehner to strike a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. they met face to face yesterday and susan mcginnis tells us the chances may be better with two people doing the negotiating. >> reporter: president obama leaves dc today headed to michigan to talk to auto workers, part of his strategic to gain support. the president and house speaker john boehner met one on one. no details were leaked, we know the main points remain, raising taxes on high earners and cutting programs like medicare. >> they've started to tango. more republica
and for president obama. he took the red eye from hawaii to washington overnight. senators will be busy working on a plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff" today. but house gop leaders say they will not return to washington unless the senate passes a bill. with no deal on the horizon, a new poll finds the gop gets the biggest share of the blame for the stalemate. >> both sides here have a problem with the american people and it's why congress has 11% job approval rating. >> even starbucks is getting itchy for an agreement. its employees are writing "come together" on coffee cups to encourage compromise. >>> hawaii's democratic governor will replace daniel inoue to represent the state of hawaii in washington, d.c. inouye died of respiratory complications last week. on the day he died, the late senator wrote to the governor asking for representative colleen hanabusa to replay him. she made it to the final round of considerations but didn't win that nomination. >>> former president george h.w. bush is in intensive care at a houston hospital with a fever and lingering cough. mr. bush was admitted to the
that there are steps the nation can take to protect our rights and to protect our children. meanwhile, washington also got to work on gun chrome. vice president joe biden held the first meeting of the task force charged with reviewing the country's gun laws and recommending changes. the president wants some concrete proposals in hand by his state of the union address next month. >> the president is absolutely committed to keeping his promise that we will act and we will act in a way that is designed even if he says we could only save one life, we have to take action. >> the focus of the task force goes beyond gun policy. it will also look at mental health issues, emergency response procedures and school readiness. even the media's role in guns and violence. >>> the national rifle association plans a news conference in washington this morning at 7:45 a.m. pacific time. it's going tonight first time that the nra will make officials comments on the connecticut shooting out of a press relief. they opted to wait out of respect for the victims' families. >>> a gun buy-back program was successful. the oaklan
license, the man and -- lines, darnell and tonya washington, are accused of killing coe during a spree in october that included a jailbreak. >>> and san jose investigators are looking into a fire that closed two restaurants. pasta pomadora, no flames were visible but the fire did produce a lot of smoke. investigators traced the source to a crawl space near the outdoor electrical sign. >>> in a church group in oakland, they are missing luggage and thousands of dollars after a tv broke into their van in south florida. it happened yesterday as the group ate lunch at a fort lauderdale restaurant. the station did not name the name of the oakland church, though. >>> a crab scab who buzzed into town as local crab fishermen furious about crossing a picket line. fishmongers want to lower the price to from 3 bucks a pound to 1.80. they say no deal. things got hot when a boat came in from oregon with with a catch. >> i'm just trying to move a little product. you have to go fishing and nobody's making money. >> negotiations are still going on but for now, local fish markets and grocery stores are
democrats may use their supermajority power. >>> in washington, house speaker john boehner says republicans and democrats are at a stalemate again in negotiations to avoid the "fiscal cliff." susan mcginnis reports, key players took to the sunday talk shows to make their stances known. >>> reporter: the white house is already decorated for the holidays but the mood here in washington is anything but festive. >> i think we're going over the cliff. >> reporter: if congress doesn't act, america will ring in the new year with $110 billion in spending cuts and a $500 billion tax increase leaving the average household with a nearly $3,500 hangover. treasury secretary timothy geithner was here on capitol hill last week to present the president's plan to congress. >> i was flabbergasted. you can't be serious! >> reporter: president obama wants $1.6 trillion on the rich, $400 billion in cuts to entitlement programs and billions in more spending. >> reporter: mitch mcconnell laughed at geithner during their meeting last week. now geithner says if republicans don't like the plan, it's up to them to pr
:41. the latest in the negotiations to reach a budget compromise in washington. >> plus, less than 1% difference. why was the half cent sales vote recount halted last night? >> and the disney princesses appearing on your tv though for a price the only way you will get to see them for years coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >> are you ready for rain? it's coming. it's already here. >> it is. i put my umbrella in my car this time of so i'm prepared. >> you listened to me. >> i was listening for once. i'm prepared. >> you know, this is not like last week. we had those real big storms rolling through the bay area and strong gusty winds. today we'll see a little soaker early on and this afternoon things break up but we have already had over an inch of rain in the past 24 hours in some of the north bay locations. you can see this cold front work its way onshore right now. a bigger band of moisture off the coastline but still, we're picking up pockets of moderate to heavier amounts of rainfall if you are traveling along the 580 right now, watch out toward richmond, el sobrante, we are seeing
, recreational marijuana use is now legal in washington state. hundreds of of people showed up at the space needle to celebrate at midnight. voters approved the law last month. it only covers adults aged 21 and older. some university of washington students did their homework on the limitations. >> we know it's not legal for us to use it. >> i think people will respect the rule just because i mean there's a lot of consequences if you are caught smoking pot on campus? >> colorado also legalized recreational use of marijuana but that amendment won't take effect until the governor proclaims it passed. he has 30 days to "roll it" into effect. >>> also today in washington, same-sex marriage is now legal. dozens of gay and lesbian cupfuls got in line to pick up marriage licenses at the county courthouse in seattle. the governor signed the measure into law yesterday. the state has a three-day waiting period so the earliest they can start is sunday. >>> a new poll finds californians are more optimistic about governor brown and prop 30. after passage of prop 30, tax hikes, the governor's job approval
, washington. >> airlines have already canceled 5,000 flights this week because of the weather. even more cancellations are expected over the next couple of days. there are already significant delays this morning at indianapolis and dayton, ohio. the nation's airports are expected to be busy once again today as people start heading home after their christmas gatherings. it's wise to check your airline first to check flight status. >>> heavy rain meant worries for people on the peninsula preparing for more flooding along the san fransesquito creek. crews from the city and california conservation corps spent a lot of christmas stacking sandbags on the levee to keep the creek out of gardens neighborhood. there's already been some flooding from ver buena verbena drive to areas in the neighborhood. it made for a less than happy christmas. >> kids didn't wake up in the morning thinking they have to help their parents clean up the yards and cars. >> people were evacuated from one unsafe home because water got into the electrical outlets. east palo alto is working on a long-term solution to the f
republicans. >>> reporter: governors from six states are headed here to washington today to tell president obama their thoughts on the "fiscal cliff." the bipartisan group says both sides need to work together to avoid the tax increases and spending cuts due to kick in at the end of the year. >> no one is going to get what they want. but we have to compromise. if everything is going to be on the table, how do we negotiate? >> reporter: republicans have given a counterproposal to the president's plan which he issued last week. they say their plan would cut $2 .2 trillion from the federal deficit over 10 years. but $600 billion in healthcare cuts, $300 billion in cuts to mandatory spending, and another $300 billion in cuts to other federal spending. the biggest difference between the republican plan and the president's remains taxes and how the government can generate more revenue to pay down the debt. >> rates have to rise on the top 2%. there's no other way to do it. >> reporter: president obama says his plan will raise taxes on the rich bringing in 1.6 trillion. republicans want to close
and fruitvale. also various lanes blocked as you approach washington. so just a heads up. also, along the peninsula through san mateo, various lanes scheduled to be blocked, we just checked in with caltrans, on northbound 101 from 92 towards 3rd, otherwise all mass transit including all bart trains so far on time of the that's a check of traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> rival protests are continuing today on the streets of cairo. it is just a day before a vote begins on a draft constitution. egypt's islamists are in conflict with liberals who oppose the president mohamed morsi. the opposition says the proposed document will open the doors to rights abuses and islamist domination. some violence has erupted over the past three weeks. the vote is scheduled for tomorrow and the following saturday. >>> president barack obama will meet privately today with u.n. ambassador susan rice. she has withdrawn her name from consideration to be the next secretary of state. ambassador rice has come under fire from some republicans on capitol hill over her comment following the deadly attac
at the issue. there is a groundswell of support in washington, d.c. to look at new laws that would ban magazines that hold dozens of bullets at a time even from pro gun legislators. >> i go hunting. i never put more than three shells in my clip. it holds five. >> reporter: marlie hall, cbs 5. >> the nra will hold a news conference on friday and the white house says president obama will actively support a bill to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. >>> people in the bay area continue to pay tribute to victims of the connecticut shooting. yesterday evening, families and educators in the pleasanton unified school district held a candlelight vigil. photos of the 26 victims were displayed on a tree at amaral park. pleasanton school officials say it's a sad reminder of the importance of their jobs. >> always look at procedures and practices and what else we can do to improve. >> letters, pictures and donations from pleasanton will be sent to newtown later this week. >>> the san jose sikh temple has a vigil planned for 6:30 tonight. they are on morillo avenue south of quim
of washington this yore, not with the pending fiscal cliff and the threat of a $7.5 billion in nonentitled services is. >> that fiscal cliff will hurt the city to the tune of almost $80 million right away. >> reporter: most of the cuts would be in health care, aids programs and housing. >> that's just an immediate hit. >> reporter: across the bay alameda county supervisor predicted -- >> our health clinics will get hut. our w. i. c. program which is a program for mothers they get nutrition for their newborn babies and we have several sites in alameda county that would also experience a large cut. >> reporter: education would also take a hit. >> this would undo a lot of the good a lot of californians are willing to invest in the schools. perhaps as much as 10% for the special needs students and the meals program that so many of the students in georgia are growing up -- california are growing up in poverty and they need that meal. >> reporter: it's not just the immediate cuts that worries the local officials, it's also the ongoing uncertainty that comes from the stalemate in washington. a st
. >> and that is senator michael crepo. he was pulled over yesterday just outside of washington. police say he had run a red light. then he failed a field sobriety test. the senator said he's deeply sorry and will deal with the consequences. >>> a had missouri congressman is inspiring people as he tries to make himself a little health year. representative billy long won his campaign for reelection in the fall. well now he is trying to win the campaign against being overweight. he noticed the problem when he tried to get around on capitol hillingly noticed how hard it was to get up out of a chair. that sounds funny for people at home. i was actually getting to that point. >> he was able to do this thing and give people motivation. >> good for him. he has lost 20 pounds so far. if you're wondering how he's doing it, he says more exercise and by eating only between the hours of noon and 8:00 p.m.. >> good thing he doesn't get up in our hours. >> guess so. >> exactly. >>> this hollywood heavyweight may be interested in the job on capitol hill >>> actor ben after ref leaving the possibility of a senate pos
. ,,,,,, morning. and put a satellite into orbitâ despie warnings from the u-n and washington. the 'north american aerospace defense as confirmed they >>> north korea successfully launched a long-range rocket. the north american aerospace defense command has confirmed they launched an object into orbit. the country says the satellite is for peaceful use. the united states believes it's a cover for testing ballistic missiles capable of reaching the u.s. >>> one part of the rocket fell into the yellow sea another into the east china sea and a third part fell into the pacific ocean east of the philippines about 2,000 miles away. >>> 4:43 now. how about a look at weather? it's going to start looking like christmas around the bay area. >> i like that cold air white christmas at least on the mountaintops. maybe a dusting of snow. very cold temperatures as the system drives in from the gulf of alaska. hi-def doppler shows showers right now and that's what we'll see to throughout, more nuisance showers throughout the morning but you can see a good cell along the peninsula to daly city, pacifica heavier ra
cliff" is fast approaching but the stalemate in washington continues. the white house is still demanding tax hikes on the top 2% but president obama did lower the amount from 1.6 to $1.4 trillion. republicans say that's not good enough. they are holding out for cuts to programs like social security. congressional leaders warn lawmakers not to make holiday travel plans. >> we are going to stay here right up until christmas eve throughout the time and period before the new year because we want to make sure that we resolve this in an acceptable way for the american people. >> meanwhile, fed chairman ben bernanke says the threat of the "fiscal cliff" is creating uncertainty in the economy. >> going home, guys. see you later. >> no comment from new jersey governor chris christie. but he did open up to barbara walters about his weight. he admitted that he is more than a little overweight but he says he has done thinks job well. christie says his size isn't something that would keep him from a run for the white house. it is rumored he is considering a presidential bid in 2016. if he does run, h
at a washington refinery earlier this year after a corrosion weakened 9 chrome lines after that sprang a leak. >>> live in san jose, people are lining up for a big toy and book giveaway. sacred heart community services will hand out gifts to more than 5,000 children starting at 10 a.m. sacred heart has checked over 17,000 toys and -- collected over 17,000 toys and books through donations. >>> 4:40. an emergency panic button. >> how a new watch could save your child's life for they're in trouble. plus... >> i love you. >> shot by his best friend, why the victim says he forgives him. >> and a travel nightmare. the blinding white-out conditions stranding holiday flyers worldwide. ,,,,,,,,,,,, ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. has issued a blizzard warni for much of the midwest. in colorado, interstate 70 was closed for 156- miles due to high winds and reduced >>> the national weather service has issued a blizzard warning for m
, this is only the fifth time congress has worked after christmas. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >>> it is nearly 4:40 now. secretary of state hillary clinton plans to return to work next week after a three-week absence from the hill. she has been recovering from that concussion from when she fainted while fighting a stomach virus. a spokesman says she is looking forward to resuming her schedule. on the schedule, testifying before congress about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya this past september. >>> time now 4:40. still ahead, the nation bids farewell to "stormin' norman." >> struggling libraries. a bright knew chapter on the horizon, how someone else's struggle could provide a chance to turn the page. >> plus it's possibly the most magnificent bay area home no one has ever lived in. we'll take you inside to see what $25 million can buy. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,, morning.. general "stormin" norman schwarzkopf.. the retired general died of complications stone we're saying good-bye to an american icon this morning. general "stormin' norman" schwartzkopf. >> the retired ge
at the national archives in washington, d.c. tomorrow. when it was exited in michigan last year, people waited up to 8 hours to see it. it's part of history so people want to see it. >>> 4:57. the "fiscal cliff" deadline just hours away. talks are stalled. can lawmakers get a deal done in time? >> we'll see. plus, a driver crashes into a concord funeral home during services. what police say was happening that could result in charges. >> a house fire in san francisco's excelsior district has firefighters raising eyebrows. we'll tell you why something illegal might be behind the cause. lawmakers have just hours to prevent tax hikes and spendg cuts.. r a deal? >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >>> peering over the "fiscal cliff," lawmakers have just hours to prevent tax hikes and spending cuts. is there any hope for a deal? >> reporter: firefighters are calling a house fire in san francisco's excelsior district suspicious. we'll tell you why in just a few moments. >> it's a frosty start to this last day of 2012. what about rain? could we see that on new year's eve? weta
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